The Four Pillars Breathing in Harmonic Time

2022

Two Flutes, Pre-recorded Flutes, Sine Waves, and Video | ca. 3 hours

2022

Two Flutes, Pre-recorded Flutes, Sine Waves, and Video | ca. 3 hours

Commissioned by if.else

World Premiere: No. 2 Vance, Memphis - December 14th, 2022
Premiered by: Jenny Davis - Alto Flute
Philip Snyder - Alto Flute

This work is an exploration of the edges of our perception. Building on my concepts of Harmonic Time, The Four Pillars Breathing in Harmonic Time asks the performers to continually reach for perfection and perceive it.

Each performer navigates the shifting chord structure in conversation with an autonomous playback system that reinforces the focus of each chord with algorithmically expanding recordings of both performers. Spaced opposite each other, the performers join the recordings to create a series of three note chords from The Four Pillars. As each performer perceives a set quantity of "perfect" chords, they decide to move the work forward. The computer system will only move forward once both performers have agreed that perfection has been achieved, so the work becomes a navigation of self-perception and mutual understanding.


Part of the Constellation:

Harmonic Time Constructions | 2017 - Present


Presentation History
The Four Pillars Breathing in Harmonic Time | Memphis, TN : December 14th, 2022

See Also:
Expanding Rhythms in Harmonic Time | Bass Drum and Harmonic Filters | 2019
Catalog Differential Apparition: 72:81:88 | Trombone and Pre-Recorded Trombone (on Cassette) | 2017
Harmonic Time Constructions | | 2022
Dual Resonance in Harmonic Time | Two Gongs | 2018
One Work | Site-conditioned piano samples, field recordings, algorithmic process | 2020
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence | Three Percussionists and Harmonic Resonators | 2017
Harmonic Twilight Accretion | Earth Gong, Harmonic Resonators, Natural Light | 2018